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Prejudice and Pride: Coming to Grips with My Family Heritage

When I was younger, my brother and I would fly from Virginia to Oklahoma to visit my grandparents for summer vacation. They lived in a small town that had one stoplight, one grocery store and a single Wal-Mart that was over three miles away. We would pass our time fishing, camping and going to church, […]

Congratulations To Bill de Blasio!

Congratulations to New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio. His beautifully blended family is a great representation of our Mixed Nation!  You can read more about the story here!  photo credit: James Keivom/New York Daily News

Mixed Nation Community Question: Fitting In

Mixed Nation’s Community Question is from Marcus who asks, “I feel like I have trouble fitting in at school. I’m half white and half black and sometimes I feel like I have to choose one or the other to associate with. Have any of you ever felt this way? What did you do?” Please feel […]

Growing Up 1/2 Japanese In San Francisco: Japanglish

Growing up in the heart of cosmopolitan San Francisco, it was easy for my mother to infuse her culture into me. Here, Japanese culture was ubiquitous.  I had Japanese doctors, dentists, abacus classes, and grocery stores. Every Saturday morning, I attended Japanese school with full-Japanese students. I hated it. I was at a disadvantage with only […]

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